CTVA Europe - Foreign Intrigue (1) - "Dateline Europe " (Sheldon Reynolds)(1951-53)  starring Jerome Thor, Sydna Scott

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - Europe

Foreign Intrigue (1) "Dateline Europe (1951-53) - Jerome Thor, Sydna Scott 
 Foreign Intrigue (2) "Overseas Adventure" (1953-54) - James Daly, Anne Preville  
Foreign Intrigue (3) "CrossCurrent" (1954-55) - Gerald Mohr
"Sherlock Holmes"(1954)
  "Dick & the Duchess" (1957-58) 
Sheldon Reynolds Production of
Foreign Intrigue 1: Dateline Europe

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York (EGans64636@aol.com)
Bertil Lundgren, Sweden (bertil.lundgren@swipnet.se)
Hank Moore, Houston, Texas (Hank_Moore@selec.net)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

 DVD 1  /   DVD 2
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FOREIGN INTRIGUE format (1) syndicated as DATELINE: EUROPE
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(1959 syndication title "World Away" - ABC Daytime)
Sheldon Reynolds production / Official Films Release
for
U.S. Syndication
Assistant Director John Padovano (eps 1-45)
Associate Producer John Padovano (eps 46-156)

European mystery-adventure series 1951-53 78 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Jerome Thor as Robert Cannon (1951-53)
Sydna Scott as Helen Davis (1951-53)
John Padovano as TonyForest (1951-55) (also doubled as associate producer)

recurring:
Bernard Farrell as Steve Godfrey, Paris Correspondent
(ep #42 Embassy, ep #43 Montmorency, ep #51 Gold, ep#54 Passports)

Background: throughout Europe. The experiences of Robert Cannon and Helen
Davis, foreign correspondents for "Consolidated News". Stories relate to
their attempts to infiltrate and expose espionage rings.

Sponsors message:
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"An exciting television drama played against the tense background of present-day (1950's) Europe"
3 formats with 3 syndication titles - total 156 episodes x 30 min
(1) 'Dateline: Europe' (1951-53) (78 episodes) [001-078]
(2) 'Overseas Adventure' (1953-54) (39 episodes) [079-117]
(3) 'Cross Current' (1954-55) (39 episodes) [118-156]

Theme music by Charles Norman and Ervin Drake (all 3 formats)

Directors include:
Sheldon Reynolds, Steve Previn, Marcel Cravenne, Eugene Lourie _AKA_ Gene Lourie
Jack Gage, Lars-Eric Kjellgren, Hans Lagerkvist, Tom Younger

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[000] Foreign Intrigue:
was there a pilot episode???????????
Airdates from Chicago Run:-

1.01 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE TRIAL OF MR. KESSEL (Jerome Thor)
18Oct51 Chicago
After Robert Cannon has his interview with the former president
of an occupied European country, a chain of unscheduled events
follow.
Alternative Synopsis:
Robert Cannon becomes involved in the trial and identification
of a man accused of war crimes while heading a prisoner of war camp.

1.02 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE CIGARETTE LIGHTER (Jerome Thor)
25Oct51 Chicago
Robert Cannon finds his life threatened by agents of two border
nations until he discovers a way to write the truth to his news service.
Alternative Synopsis:
Foreign agents double cross their own traitor-spy to make it
appear that the local government is unstable. Their object:
to "liberate" the country. An innocent girl is murdered to uncover a plot.

1.03 [--] Foreign Intrigue: CONCERT SELECTION (Jerome Thor)
1Nov51 Chicago
The mysterious transporting of a piano from one country to
another brings a horrifying murder. Robert Cannon meets an
old friend, an attractive young girl, who is now a famous
pianist in Europe and finds a case of murder. He's suspicious
of the girls manager whom she seems to fear.

1.04 [--] Foreign Intrigue: PARIS TRAIN (aka "Fourth Courier") (Jerome Thor + Sydna Scott)
8Nov51 Chicago airdate
Guest Cast:
Stig Järrel ........ Monsieur Roux
Eric von Gegerfeldt ...... Polev
Einar Hylander ........ Conductor
Technical supervisor Shirley Mellner
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Erland von Koch
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
Two U.S. correspondents discover a dead man's body on a train and trace a murderer.

1.05 [--] Foreign Intrigue: LANGUAGE SCHOOL (Sydna Scott)
15Nov51 Chicago
When the police refuse to believe foreign correspondent,
Helen Davis (Synda Scott), she takes on the search for a
group of dangerouse men in Hamburg, Germany. They threaten
a plot to blackmail the world through the use of biological warfare.

1.06 [--] Foreign Intrigue: SEARCH FOR A TELEPHONE (Jerome Thor)
aka - Diamond Fence
22Nov51 Chicago
Guest Cast:
Erik Strandmark ....... Hagel
Sten Lindgren ....... Laurent
Cecile Ossbahr ........... Girl
Ivar Wahlgren ...... Hotel Manager
Viveca Serlachius ...... Receptionist
Alexander von Baumgarten ...... Barteneder
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Charles Norman
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
Robert Cannon's assignment to cover an ordinary convention
in Brussels winds up with two corpses. While there, he is
mistaken by a black marketeer for a contact man to receive some stolen diamonds.

1.07 [--] Foreign Intrigue: AT THE AIRPORT (set in Switzerland) (Jerome Thor+John Padovano)
29Nov51 Chicago airdate
Guest Cast:
Ulf Palme ....... Bartel
Stella Linden ...... Hotel Clerk
Leif Hedenberg ...... Bellboy
Laila Gumpel ....... Girl
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effectsBertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Erik Baumann
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Oscar Rosander
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
Robert Cannon decides to recreate the final actions of a
fellow reporter who was murdered in Switzerland, while
gathering material on Europe's black markets.

1.08 [--] Foreign Intrigue: (international counterfeiters)(set in Paris)
(Jerome Thor + Sydna Scott)
6Dec51 Chicago
Foreign correspendents Robert Cannon and Helen Davis,
trap a band of international counterfeiters operating in Paris.

1.09 [--] Foreign Intrigue:  THE FLEA MARKET (Jerome Thor)
13Dec51 Chicago
Foreign correspondent Robert Cannon checks into a fashionable
Parisian hotel and finds and unexpected letter with a $10
bill enclosed waiting for him.

1.10 [--] Foreign Intrigue: TWINS ON A SHIP (Jerome Thor)
20Dec51 Chicago
Robert Cannon is returning to Europe from a trip to Iceland,
aboard a ship on the Baltic Sea bound for Oslo, Sweden.
He believes it to be a quiet ship, when he suddenly hears a
scream and becomes involved in case of murder, seeking a man
who murdered his twin brother.

1.11 [--] Foreign Intrigue: RETURN TO FREEDOM (Jerome Thor)
27Dec51 Chicago
Original story by Paul Monash
Guest Cast:
Frank Sundström ....... Chernik
Sheldon Reynolds ........ Dave
Helge Hagerman ......... Brommer
Håkan Westergren ....... Minister
Robert Cannon is invited to an occupied country for an
interview with a fellow reporter who has been convicted
as a spy. He learns that the scribe has been forced to confess
his guilt and is protecting a girl.

1.12 [--] Foreign Intrigue: BERLIN TO FRANKFURT (Jerome Thor and Sydna Scott)
3Jan52 Chicago airdate
Original story by Paul Monash
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Holger Löwenadler ........ Essen
Sven Lindberg ........ Tourraine
Ann Marie Wiman ........ Stewardess
Associate Director Åke Ohberg
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Erik Baumann
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
Robert Cannon takes a plane trip with two convicted black
marketeers and gets an exclusive interview with death.
The two pilots are killed while the plane is in automatic
pilot. Cannon realizes he should have headed the advice
a passenger, when her "woman's intuition" predicted what was to happen.

1.13 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE LETTER (Jerome Thor)
10Jan52 Chicago airdate
Original story by Manheim Shapiro
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Åke Claesson ........ Kestler
Stig Järrel ......... Sergius
Henrik Schildt ..... Inspector
Olof Bergström ....... Zimmer
Assistant Director John Padovano
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Nathan Görling
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Oscar Rosander
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
Robert Cannon is assigned to cover the murder of a prime
minister's secretary. She is killed when she discovers an
attempted robbery of a sealed envelope from a high ranking
official. He discovers the drastic measures used
to sway an unstable country's political affiliations, and
outwits leaders in the opposition party. The criminals with
the document threaten to use it to alienate the present
form of government ties with Atlantic Pact Nations.

1.14 [--] Foreign Intrigue: UNDERGROUND (Sydna Scott)
17Jan52 Chicago
Helen Davis is invited by the security police to expose
war criminals living in Lausanne, Switzerland.

1.15 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE RADIO MESSAGE (Jerome Thor)
possible aka - "Sealed Country"
Original story by Paul Monash
Directed by NOT KNOWN
24Jan52 Chicago.
Guest Cast:
Rudolf Wendbladh ....... Utrecht
Sture Djerf ............ Posen
Stig Ohlin and Kenneth Pawlo ....... Courriers
Harriet Andersson ........ Girl
Gösta Prüzelius ........ Announcer
Assistent Director John Padovano
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Erik Baumann
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Oscar Rosander
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
Robert Cannon finds himself and an entire country held
to ransom by two spies who have a secret message to
get out of the country.

1.16 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE POLITICAL MURDER (Jerome Thor)
31Jan52 Chicago
Robert Cannon discovers how an aggressor nation is attempting
start a revolt in a border coutry. Subversive elements try
to overthrow the government using fear and hysteria of the
people as a political weapon.

1.17 [--] Foreign Intrigue: FOOD HIJACKING (Jerome Thor)
7Feb52 Chicago
A former newspaperman discovers that racketeers have confiscated
U.S. relief supplies destined for East Berlin. Robert Cannon
learns of this discovery and hastens to warn the man when he
fears his life may be in danger. An unknown brother, a hostage,
and a phone call reverses the entire situation.

1.18 [--] Foreign Intrigue: SUN LAMP (Jerome Thor)
14Feb52 Chicago
Original story by Paul Monash
Director Åke Ohberg
Guest Cast:
Åke Ohberg ...... Killer
Eric Strandmark ...... Damon
Erik Berglund ..... Scholten
Assistant Director John Padovano
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Erik Baumann
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Oscar Rosander
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
A chance meeting between Robert Cannon and a friend on a train
leads to the theft of valuable secrets. Robert Cannon is
suspected of the theft and ends up in jail.

1.19 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE LIVING CORPSE (Jerome Thor)
aka - Escape to Murder
21Feb52 Chicago airdate
Original story by Paul Monash
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
John Padovano ...... Martin (regular - normally as Tony Forest)
Tord Stål ....... Lautrec
Håkan Westergren ....... Warden
Fylgia Zadig ........ Waitress
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Erik Baumann
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
A convicted man condemned to death seeks an interview with
Robert Cannon and asks his help in retrieving a certain
envelope that will prove his innocence.

1.20 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE STEEL BARON (Jerome Thor)
28Feb52 Chicago airdate
Original story by George and Gertrude Fass
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Gunnel Broström ..... Lisa
Ragnar Arvedsson ..... Kulenberg
Sten Gesster ........ Otto
Assistant Director John Padovano
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Erik Baumann
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Oscar Rosander
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
When an Ex-Nazi steel magnate hears that Robert Cannon is
writing a series of damaging articles regarding the disposition
of several steel mills, he invites the reporter to his castle on the Rhine.

1.21 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE ROULETTE WHEEL (Jerome Thor)
7Mar52 Chicago
After accepting a mysterious suggestion to play a stranger's
10,000 franc note on "red five" at a French Riviera casino,
Robert Cannon meets a doctor and a beautiful girl, and
discovers that a roulette table can spin both fortune and murder.

1.22 [--] Foreign Intrigue: COUNTERFEIT PASSPORTS (Jerome Thor)
(not to be confused with #54)
possible aka - Forged Passports
14Mar52 Chicago
The Associated News Service is informed that Europe's
black market chief is in Hamburg. They send their top
foreign correspondent to get an interview. He stumbles
upon a counterfeit passport racket.

1.23 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE MUSTACHE (Jerome Thor)
21Mar52 Chicago
Robert Cannon attends the convention of the "International
Society of Amateur Magicians", in Paris. French secret police
request his aid in breaking up a secret meeting of
international spies posing as magicians Disguised as one of them
and learns there is a lot more to a successful impersonation
than wearing a mustache. He is expected to pull atomic secrets
instead of rabbits out of his hat.

1.24 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE RAILROAD BOXCAR (Jerome Thor)
28Mar52 Chicago
Robert Cannon covers a chemical explosion and gets suspicious
when the chemical plant is shut down without investigation.
He learns that a scientist conducting experiments of
international value was killed, and becomes suspicious when
and an abandoned railroad track, near to the isolated plant, shows signs of use.

1.25 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE SLEEPER'S VILLAGE (Jerome Thor)
aka - Sleepy Village
4Apr52 Chicago
guest cast:
Willy Peter
Peter Lindgren
Torsten Lillecronin
Lennart Ahlquist
Robert Cannon is summond to an isolated village in Europe
by two former circus performers, a clown and a midget.
Cannon is led to the bedside of a dying man by the midget,
but when he returns he finds another family occupying the shack.

1.26 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE SKI CHASE (Jerome Thor)
11Apr52 Chicago
Robert Cannon helps a woman attaché from an occupied country
escape across the Italian border to freedom

1.27 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE MINOR ELECTION (Jerome Thor)
18Apr52 Chicago
When covering a German election, Robert Cannon is tricked into
staying at the home of a Nazi candidate and held incommunicado.

1.28 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE GHOST IN THE VALLEY (Jerome Thor)
25Apr52 Chicago
Robert Cannon encounters a legend of a ghost in a small village,
and sets out to disprove it.

1.29 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE NOOSE (Jerome Thor)
1May52 Chicago airdate
Original story by Tom Younger
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Hampe Faustman ....... Steiner
Frank Sundström ....... Hoffman
Jan Molander ......... Conrad
Stig Järrel ....... Lindgaard
Assistant Director John Padovano
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Erland von Koch
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Oscar Rosander
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
Robert Cannon, covering a routine news story in Stockholm, is
thwarted at every turn when he tries to check out the
re-appearance of a German colonel, supposedly hung for war crimes in 1947.

1.30 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE PERFECT PLAN (Sydna Scott)
8May52 Chicago
Original story by Paul Monash
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Lauritz Falk ........ Turec
Hampe Faustman ........ Karzag
Rune Carlsten ......... Ferenc
Stig Olin .......... Waiter
Assistant Director John Padovano
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Erland von Koch
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
The government uses Helen Davis to procure a list of names,
and a poker party provides an exciting crisis to her problem.

1.31 [--] Foreign Intrigue: COMMITTED TO MEMORY (Jerome Thor)
15May52 Chicago airdate
Guest Cast:
Alan Blair ........ Blane
Erik Strandmark ...... Wald
Olof Widgren ........ Man
Gordon Löwenadler ........ Zorro
Assistant Director John Padovano
In order to keep a secret formula out of the wrong hands, Robert
Cannon memorizes it and is forced to join a night club act in trying to escape.

1.32 [--] Foreign Intrigue: ISOTOPES (Jerome Thor)
22May52 Chicago
Armed with a geiger counter, Robert Cannon and the police
attempt to find the murderer of a professor by discovering the
stolen radioactive isotopes which render death to the possessor.

1.33 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE SAWMILL (Jerome Thor)
29May52 Chicago
Robert Cannon seeks an interview with a beleagered Polish scientist.

1.34 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE TREATY (Jerome Thor)
5Jun52 Chicago
Robert Cannon becomes involved in a question of whether a
small European nation should join an allied mutual aid pact.
Small nations are the pawns of the larger ones and in this
case a request from a small nation is to be voted on, but the
Prime Minister's vote leads to murder.

1.35 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE BLIND MAN (Jerome Thor)
12Jun52 Chicago
Robert Cannon is involved with a former concentration camp
inmate who takes it upon himself to settle the score with
the remaining Nazis who persecuted him during the war.

1.36 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE ART TREASURES (Sydna Scott)
19Jun52 Chicago
Helen Davis investigates the dilettantes who ruthlessly
pilfered Europe's art treasures for a selfish Fascist leader.

1.37 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE IRON CURTAIN (Jerome Thor)
26Jun52 pre-empted (airdate unknown)
Robert Cannon and a fellow correspondent are permitted to
travel behind the Iron Curtain. While there, they are asked
for proof of innocence of an important Eastern European to the West.

1.38 [--] Foreign Intrigue: THE TRAITOR (Jerome Thor)
Robert Cannon investigates a man who is hunted by the police
and hated by everyone.

1.39 [--] Foreign Intrigue:
(no details)

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season 2 airdates from
WCAU Philadelphia USA, Saturdays 10:00 pm

2.01 [040] Foreign Intrigue: HEIDELBERG (Jerome Thor)
40ct52
Robert Cannon uses his wits and fists as he writes a story
of saber scars and neo fascism in Germany's famous
Heidelberg University.

2.02 [041] Foreign Intrigue: GAUTIER CASTLE (Jerome Thor)
11Oct52
The key to this mystery is a 13th century key, which alone
can open a parliament and save a people's liberty.

2.03 [042] Foreign Intrigue: THE EMBASSY (Jerome Thor, Sydna Scott, Bernard Farrell)
18Oct52
Robert Cannon attempts to save the life of a ruling prince
who owns Near Eastern Oil.

2.04 [043] Foreign Intrigue: MONTMORENCY (Bernard Farrell)
25Oct52
Steve Godfrey, Paris correspondent (Bernard Farrell), is aksed
top act as bait for the chief of a spy ring. He accepts the
dangerous assignment with the understanding that if he is
recognized as an imposter, rescue may come too late.

2.05 [044] Foreign Intrigue: OCCUPIED COUNTRY (Jerome Thor)
1Nov52
Robert Cannon is determined that the reward for courage will
not be death, and employs both Cupid and the "power of the
press" to fight the avenging police.

2.06 [045] Foreign Intrigue: GENEVA (Jerome Thor)
8Nov52
Robert Cannon finds the attention to routine pays off with the
lead to a front page story of hi-jacked anti-Nazi funds. He
finds that guns seem more necessary than typewriters in
trying to save the pretty girl and get the story.

2.07 [046] Foreign Intrigue: THE NEW ORDER (Jerome Thor + Sydna Scott + John Padovano)
15Nov52
Guest Cast:
Frank Sundström ...... Bremen
Gordon Löwenadler ........ Clerk
Erik Berglund ....... Warden
Assistant Director John Padovano
Production Manager Bengt Järrel
Director of Photography and special effects Bertil Palmgren
Music composed and conducted by Erik Baumann
Set design Arne Åkermark
Film Editor Oscar Rosander
Sound recording Bengt Runsten
Robert Cannon takes a hand in the double cross when a fellow
journalist is murdered by the henchman of a would-be Fuehrer.

2.08 [047] Foreign Intrigue: DIAMONDS (Jerome Thor)
aka - Diamond Smuggling
22Nov52
Produced and adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by George and Gertrude Fass
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Guest Cast:
Gisele Préville ........... Carien
Yves Brainville ......... Van Roon
Georges Brehat .......... Kester
Jacqueline Courat ........ Marietje
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Raymond Clunie
Production Manager Sacha Kamenka
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Music Paul Durand
Set Designer Raymond Druart
Sound Equipment Poste Parisien
Engineer Emile Lagarde
Dialogue Director Richard Rosenbloom
Robert Cannon's reputation for honesty puts him on the spot
when Amsterdam's chief of police trust him to uncover and trap
an international smuggling ring. He is saved from death by a sneak thief.

2.09 [048] Foreign Intrigue: PARIS (Jerome Thor)
29Nov52
Produced, written and directed by Sheldon Reynolds
Guest Cast:
Renée Barell ....... Claire
Georges Hubert ........ Otto
Marcel Journet ....... Singer
Gilles Queant ....... Docteur
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Raymond Clunie
Production Manager Sacha Kamenka
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Music Paul Durand
Set Designer Raymond Druart
Sound Equipment Poste Parisien
Engineer Emile Lagarde
Robert Cannon receives the key to the lawless activities of
former Nazis when he receives a letter from a female admirer.

2.10 [049] Foreign Intrigue: FREE GERMANY (Jerome Thor and Sydna Scott )
6Dec52
aka - possibly the "The Voice" (or "The Bridge" ?)
Produced and adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by George and Gertrude Fass
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Guest Cast:
Jacques Francois ......... Hans
Ivan Desny ............. Henri
Jo Dest ............... Walter
Pierre Gay ............ Ernest
Richard Rosenbloom ........ Rudolph
*
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Bertil Palmgren
Production Manager Sacha Kamenka
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Music Paul Durand
Set Designer Raymond Druart
Sound Equipment Poste Parisien
Engineer Tony Leenhardt
Dialogue Director Richard Rosenbloom

(2 synopsis - possibly 2 different episodes)
synopsis 1:
Robert Cannon is given 24 hours to prove his innocence when
a man impersonating him murders two members of a free thinking organization
synopsis 2:
A voice that nobody recognizes and a man he thought was his
friend lead Robert Cannon to a secret organization fighting
all forms of totalitarism in Germany. Robert Cannon attempts to interview him.

2.11 [050] Foreign Intrigue: THE URANIUM MINE (Sydna Scott)
13Dec52
An "accidental" mine disaster starts correspondent Helen
Davis on the trail of a story based on a series of Uranium hi-jackings.

2.12 [051] Foreign Intrigue: GOLD (Bernard Farrell)(Jerome Thor NOT in this one)
20Dec52
Produced, Adapted and Directed by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by George and Gertrude Fass
Guest Cast:
Bernard Farrell ....... Steve Godfrey, reporter
Dora Doll ....... Irene
Lou Van Burg ........ Sokoloff
Louis Mercier ......... Fouget
Mauricet ........... Methot
Georges Flateau .......... Grenet
*
Dora Doll's gowns by Carven
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Bertil Palmgren
Production Manager Sacha Kamenka
Film Editor Francoise Javet
Music Paul Durand
Set Designer Raymond Druart
Sound Equipment Poste Parisien
Engineer Tony Leenhardt
*
"United International News" news correspondent Steve Godfrey
starts to write a story abour a financial known as the "Man
with the Midas Touch", but learns from a garrulous barber,
that there's more to his wealth than meets the eye.

2.13 [052] Foreign Intrigue: THE MEDITERRANEAN (Jerome Thor)
27Dec52
Robert Cannon finds that shipboard friends made en route to
North Africa are actually "finger men" for an international
sabotage ring. When they put the finger on him hue uses both
hands in a free-for-all fight.

alternative synopsis (possibly from a different episode)
Robert Cannon becomes an unwitting candidate for plans to
destroy allied airdromes. A beautiful blond with perfect
marksmanship helps him out.

2.14 [053] Foreign Intrigue FIVE CIGARETTES (Jerome Thor)
10Jan53
Robert Cannon is enjoying a night out in his favorite Parisian
bistro, when a beautiful blonde spy spoils hgis evening by
slipping a gold cigarette case in his pocket by mistake.

2.15 [054] Foreign Intrigue: PASSPORTS (Bernard Farrell)
24Jan53
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
(not to be confused with #22)
guest cast:
Bernard Farrell ....... Steve Godfrey, reporter
Steve Godfrey tries to help a fellow American regain his
passport in Paris and discovers the existence of an
international ring of passport thieves.

2.16 [055] Foreign Intrigue:  THE NEW DEMOCRACY (Sydna Scott)
31Jan53
Helen Scott seeks out to see the sights in a new democracy,
but instead witnesses a prime minister's assassination. When
she reports the assassin's identity she nominates herself
as the next target for death.

2.17 [056] Foreign Intrigue: Dateline Europe: THE CODE ROOM
(verified on film)
aka - The Code Book
14Mar53
Produced and adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Starring:
Jerome Thor as Bob Cannon
Guest Cast:
Bengt Blomgren ....... Fontaine
Naj-Britt Thörn ......... Marie
Eric Strandmark ........ Gruebl
Gordon Löwenadler ...... Debeg
*
Original story by George and Gertrude Fass
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Bertil Palmgren
Production Manager Hans Lagerkvist
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Music Paul Durand
Set Designer Nils Svenwall
Sound Engineer Lennart Unnerstad

*
Robert Cannon displays a newsman's characteristic impatience
official's red tape and finds himself the chief suspect when
officials lose a top secret code book as a result of  unofficial haste.

2.18 [057] Foreign Intrigue: THE FRENCH ZONE (Jerome Thor)
11Apr53
Robert Cannon is called to uncover the hiding place of an
escaped Nazi storm trooper who starts a reign of terror
by preying on French officials.

2.19 [058] Foreign Intrigue: THE BORDER ZONE (Jerome Thor + Sydna Scott)
aka - The Death Zone / aka - Zone of Death
17Jan53
prod no. FA-58
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Robert Cannon and Helen Davis are enjoying a day off in
Stockholm when they see a famous General and his brother
holding a furtive meeting on the waterfront. Curiosity
about the man's escape from behind the Iron Curtain entangles
them all in the deadly tentacles of the secret police of an
Iron Curtain country, and their investigations point to a
kidnap-blackmail scheme.

2.20 [059] Foreign Intrigue: GLASS (Jerome Thor)
aka - Bohemian Glass
prod. no. FA-59
14Feb53
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Sound waves and an unstable glass vase protect Robert Cannon
when he slips behind the Iron Curtain to bring out the
formula for a super explosive bequethed to the Western
democracies by a great scientist.

2.21 [060] Foreign Intrigue: Dateline Europe: LINETSKI FOREST
 (verified on film)
aka - The Linetski Forest Massacre
prod. no. FA-60
3Jan53
Produced and adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by George and Gertrude Fass
Directed by Lars-Eric Kjellgren
Starring:
Jerome Thor as Bob Cannon
Guest Cast:
Eva Dahlbeck ........ Nurse (Soyzia)
Tord Stål ........ Zapocki
Gösta Prüzelius ........ Kogel
Henrik Schildt ........ Storm
Rudolf Wendbladh ......... Judge
*
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Bertil Palmgren
Production Manager Hans Lagerkvist
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Music Paul Durand
Set Designer Nils Svenwall
Sound Engineer Lennart Unnerstad

*
Robert Cannon is about to report on an International tribunal's
deliberations of a reported massacre of prisoners. They fail
to uncover any evidence, but a nurse gives Robert Cannon a
clue to hidden evidence.

2.22 [061] Foreign Intrigue: HOSTAGES (Jerome Thor)
aka - Re-union in West Berlin / aka - Re-union in Berlin
prod. no. FA-61
28Feb53
Directed by Hans Lagerkvist
guest cast:
Eva Dahlbeck .... Hilda
The chance of rescue of a West Berlin waif leads Robert Cannon
behind the Iron Curtain to win a father for the boy and a
rocket scientist for the West.

2.23 [062] Foreign Intrigue: THE FALL OF TROY (Jerome Thor)
prod. no. FA-62
4Apr53
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Robert Cannon is in the midst of a conflict concerning the
guilt of a former underground leader charged with murder and
robbery of an American agent.

2.24 [063] Foreign Intrigue: MONTEVILLE (Jerome Thor)
aka - Robin Hood of Monteville
prod. no. FA-63
21Feb53
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Robert Cannon develops an unhealthy curiosity about the
career of a counterfeit Robin Hood and becomes the pawn in
the outlaws games with the police.

2.25 [064] Foreign Intrigue: GUIDED MISSILES (Jerome Thor)
aka - A Piece of Tape
prod no. FA-64
7Feb53
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Robert Cannon uses scissors and paste to help the regular police
of a democratic nation uncover the kidnappers of a top defense scientist.
alternative synopsis:
Professor Norin, a brilliant scientist, has spent years in
preparing a super guided missile for the defense of his country,
but destroys the plans when a would-be dictator attempts to seize them.

2.26 [065] Foreign Intrigue: THE SCIENCE CONFERENCE (Sydna Scott)
aka - The Man with a Tic
prod. no. FA-65
7Mar53
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
An Iron Curtain country's top spy on the trail of scientific
secrets, involves correspondent Helen Davis in an exciting
game of cat and mouse as he wangles his way into the secret
conference. He claims he is an escapee who can identify
Europe's top spy and steals the secrets of the best scientists
in the West, while leading a spy hunt himself.

2.27 [066] Foreign Intrigue:  THE ALPS (Jerome Thor)
18Apr53
Robert Cannon discovers a front page story in a snowbound
French chalet when he links a missing plan with the
disappearance of Mediterranean defense plans and a plane crash.

2.28 [067] Foreign Intrigue: VALLADON (Jerome Thor)
aka - Fatal Return
prod. no. FA-67
21Mar53
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Robert Cannon's search for a missing war hero search for a
missing war hero reveals a seven year-old fraud and culminates
in the release of the man wrongly accused of murder.

2.29 [068] Foreign Intrigue: MAJOR VON WEBBER
prod. no. FA-68
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
(no details)

2.30 [069] Foreign Intrigue: REVENGE (Sydna Scott)
aka - The Strangers
prod no. FA-69
28Mar53
Produced and adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by Joseph Victor
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Guest Cast:
Gunnar Sjöberg ....... Bundy
Olof Bergström ...... Dorland
Martin Söderhjelm ...... Vanderson
Inge Jansén ...... Max
*
Associate Producer John Padovano
*
A former prisoner of war is determined to carry out a private
execution, and a traitor is the intended victim. He uses
Helen Davis as a foil
-----------
alternative synopsis - possibly for ep# 64 or #65:-
[--] Foreign Intrigue:
A murderded man is found in the room next to Helen Davis'
in a small European hotel. Because she can identify a man
leaving the room, she almost becomes a victim herself

------------

2.31 [070] Foreign Intrigue: THE TROOP TRAIN (Jerome Thor)
25Apr53
possible - aka - Spy Plane Story
possible - prod. no. FA-70
possible - Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Robert Cannon changes his travel plans when at a chance meeting
at Frankfurt Airport he encounters an ambitious West German  agitator.

2.32 [071] Foreign Intrigue: THE BELL TOWER (Jerome Thor)
aka - Bacillus X
prod. no. FA-71
9May53
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
The potential terrors of a super germ, powerful enough to
destroy an entire city, become real when the germs are stolen
and used to threaten an entire government.

2.33 [072] Foreign Intrigue: Dateline Europe: THE VILLARDO LEGEND
(verified on film)
aka - Brothers at Bay
2May53
Produced and adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by Paul Monash
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Starring:
Jerome Thor as Bob Cannon
Guest Cast:
Roger Treville ........ Count
Lou Van Burg ........ Achille
Ariane Dufy ......... Odette
Le Beal .......... Butler
Jean Michaud ........ Inspector
*
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Bertil Palmgren
Production Manager Sacha Kamenka
Film Editor Gerard Bensdorf
Music Paul Durand
Set Designer Raymond Druart
Sound Equipment Poste Parisien
Engineer Tony Leenhardt
Dialogue Director Richard Rosenbloom

Synopsis:
Robert Cannon accepts an invitation to a Spanish nobleman's guest house to get
a political story, but finds his headlines written in poison when an ancient
evil strikes home.

2.34 [073] Foreign Intrigue: THE D.P. CAMP (Jerome Thor + Sydna Scott)
aka ? - The Passport
16May53
Helen Davis' good intentions get her kidnapped, while Robert
Cannon skis for pleasure.

2.35 [074] Foreign Intrigue: Dateline Europe: THE STOLEN BID 
(verified on film)
aka - The Opera Ticket
23May53
Produced and adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by Joseph Victor
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Starring:
Sydna Scott as Helen Davis
Guest Cast:
Georg Lökkeberg .......... Dorstein
Martin Söderhjelm ......... Andersen
Bengt Blomgren ............ Rico
Leif Amble-Naess ......... Kempi
Fylgia Zadig ........... Dora
*
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Bertil Palmgren
Production Manager Hans Lagerkvist
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Set Designer Nils Svenwall
Sound Engineer Sven Hansen
Miss Scott's Dresses by Jacques Hein

*
Shocked by the brutal attack on a construction company executive,
Helen Davis investigates retarded defense projects and sets
out to learn the whys and wherefores of stolen construction bids

2.36 [075] Foreign Intrigue: THE COFFIN (Jerome Thor)
aka - The Corpse Goes West
possible aka -Buried Alive
30May53
Produced and adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by Tom Younger
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Guest Cast:
Hasse Ekman ......... Socrates
Gunnel Broström ........ Eva
Georg Lökkeberg ........ Zatoff
Agnes Waldenström ........ Chambermaid
Alan Blair .......... George
*
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Bertil Palmgren
Production Manager Hans Lagerkvist
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Set Designer Nils Svenwall
Sound Engineer Sven Hansen
Robert Cannon is given the job of escorting the body of a
disinterred journalist from behind the Iron Curtain and starts
a grim game of hide and seek.

2.37 [076] Foreign Intrigue: THE CAMERA (Jerome Thor + John Padovano)
aka - The Bomb
6Jun53
Produced and adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by David and Judith Bublick
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Guest Cast:
William Langford ......... Russ
Erik Strandmark ....... DeLisle
Gunnel Broström ........ Nicole
*
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Bertil Palmgren
Production Manager Hans Lagerkvist
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Set Designer Nils Svenwall
Sound Engineer Sven Hansen
Robert Cannon's press pass to a meeting of high government
officials nearly becomes his death warrant when a neo-fascist
group plans a coup with Cannon as the go-between.

2.xx [---] Foreign Intrigue: THE LAKE (Jerome Thor)
aka? - The Golden Bait
13Jun53
Robert Cannon baits a hook with gold when he responds to a
pretty girl's call for help, but almost ends up a victim
of his own wiles.

2.xx [---] Foreign Intrigue: THE DIAMOND BULLET (Jerome Thor)
aka - War Criminal
20Jun53
Produced and adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by Sydney Shelley
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Guest Cast:
Margareta Fahlén ......... Gerda
Willy Peters ........... Arthur
Bengt Blomgren ......... Inspector
Rangvi Lindblad ........... Woman
Willie Sjöberg ......... Croupier
*
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Bertil Palmgren
Production Manager Hans Lagerkvist
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Set Designer Nils Svenwall
Sound Engineer Sven Hansen
Robert Cannon discovers that he is allergic to diamonds when
they are in the hands of an explosive model.

2.39 [078] Foreign Intrigue: THE OPERATING ROOM (Jerome Thor)
aka - The Blunted Scalpel
27Jun53
Produced and Adapted by Sheldon Reynolds
Original story by Joseph Victor
Directed by Marcel Cravenne
Guest Cast:
Georg Lökkeberg .......... Valdemar
Holger Löwenadler .......... Renke
Henrik Schildt ........... Speaker
Jan Molander ........... Ballard
*
Associate Producer John Padovano
Director of Photography Bertil Palmgren
Production Manager Hans Lagerkvist
Film Editor Lennart Wallén
Set Designer Nils Svenwall
Sound Engineer Sven Hansen
A famous surgeon must make the choice between his own life
and that of the man who is his country's sole defense against dictatorship.

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################# theme music ################
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Theme: "Foreign Intrigue Theme"
[aka: Theme from the TV series "Foreign Intrigue";
aka: Foreign Intrigue Concerto
aka: Concerto and Theme from "Foreign Intrigue"] Foreign Intrigue:
[Theme from TV series was also used for the 1956 motion picture.] Foreign Intrigue:

Composer: Charles Norman (ASCAP)
Original Publisher: Leeds Music Corp. (ASCAP), of
New York, NY
Current Publisher: MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP), a div. of
Universal Studios, Inc., of
Los Angeles, CA
Copyright Date: [unpublished] Foreign Intrigue: Nov. 16, 1953; Eu 338230
[published version] Foreign Intrigue: Nov. 10, 1954; Ep 84862
[copyright info courtesy researcher Tom Perrone] Foreign Intrigue:
Recording:
45rpm single: "Foreign Intrigue Concerto"
Paul Durand
MGM K-12281 [1956] Foreign Intrigue:

45rpm single: "Concerto and Theme from Foreign Intrigue"
Les Baxter
Capitol F-3478 [1956] Foreign Intrigue:

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